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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...

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    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...

    "The Foster Portfolio" by Kurt Vonnegut

    "The Foster Portfolio" by Kurt Vonnegut

    A financial advisor meets his new client: a hardworking, unassuming man with a curious and potentially life-changing secret.

    "The Foster Portfolio" is from WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE by Kurt Vonnegut. Copyright © 1968 by Kurt Vonnegut, used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.

    • 46 min
    "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, Part 2

    "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, Part 2

    Join us for the conclusion to Toni Morrison's tale. Twyla and Roberta's longstanding and complicated friendship becomes more challenging as they become adults.

     

    Content advisory: archaic/derogatory language

    • 44 min
    "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, Part 1

    "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, Part 1

    Two young girls, abandoned by the world, are drawn together.

     

    Content advisory: archaic/derogatory language

    • 38 min
    "Let Those Who Would" by Genevieve Valentine

    "Let Those Who Would" by Genevieve Valentine

    A dystopian society tackles fake news.

     

    Content advisory: violence

    • 42 min
    "A Kiss with Teeth" by Max Gladstone

    "A Kiss with Teeth" by Max Gladstone

    In order to live an urban lifestyle as a father and husband, a domesticated vampire must suppress his darker urges. This story first appeared at Tor.com. 

     

    Content advisory: references to violence, death

    • 55 min
    "Staying Behind" by Ken Liu

    "Staying Behind" by Ken Liu

    As humanity tiptoes toward the Singularity, what happens to those who are left behind? This story appears in Ken Liu's new collection THE HIDDEN GIRL AND OTHER STORIES. It was first published in CLARKESWORLD in 2011.

     

    Content advisory: death

    • 51 min

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